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Final Reminder to comply with Water Quality Reporting Requirements

Final Reminder to comply with Water Quality Reporting Requirements

Several of you will receive one final letter as a reminder to comply with the Rice Waste Discharge Requirements (Rice WDR) reporting requirement for Farm Evaluations and Nitrogen Management Plans. The WDR reporting requirements apply to all agricultural crops in the Central Valley. The reporting was due on March 1. We have kept the database open to assist you in fulfilling this regulatory requirement. We need to start the database management for next year, so will close the website on August 31, 2017.

Please go to www.calricenews.org and click on Waste Discharge Requirements. To the right, click on Start Farm Evaluation and Nitrogen Management Plan. Enter the last seven-digits of your pesticide use permit number from 2016.

You can also go to the website to check, if you are uncertain whether you complied with the reporting requirement. You will see the Grower Dashboard with three red boxes. All three boxes will turn green once you successfully submit your reporting. We notice that several did not click Submit Final on the Summary screen. This action should turn the box from red to green, if you completed your reporting requirement.

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